I can't get enough of the 7 up series, a TV documentary following a group of people across the course of their lives. The first instalment was in 1964, when a group of 14 seven-year-olds from different backgrounds were selected to participate with the original premise "give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man" and "the union leader and the business executive of the year 2000 are now 7 years old."
How does one become an ambassador?
Recently the International Olympic Committee (IOC) launched the Athletes' Hub, a social media platform designed to bring athletes and fans closer together. A lot has been written about the goals and functionality behind the platform so I won't go over that again; instead I thought it would be interesting to ask why many large businesses don't do the same thing?
From teeny-tiny sleeping bags ending infant mortality to soccer balls that produce electricity, a new documentary shows how
What's clear is that addressing all these problems, social, health and jobs-related, is key to reducing the risk of offending and reoffending after release. If not, we will be simply be talking about the same thing in years to come.
Schools need to begin questioning themselves as to whether they have a policy on the development of oracy and how it relates to every subject taught. Children are asking to be listened to; let's give them the skills they need to make themselves heard.
We're selfish, independent, hooked on instant-gratification, either completely overwhelmed with choices or backed into a corner with nowhere to turn and on top of that we're ruining the planet, grotesquely unhealthy and surrounded by people who think The X-Factor is quality entertainment. It's a sorry state of affairs people, but what's the answer?